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5 Takeaways From Trump's First Foreign Trip As President

President Trump returns to the U.S. late Saturday. Here's a look at key moments and key issues during his weeklong trip overseas to the Middle East and Europe.

G7 Summit Ends Without U.S. Joining Consensus On Climate Change

Today's communiqué from the summit is unusually short. Notably, it says the U.S. "is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris Agreement."

Richard Dawkins On Terrorism And Religion

Richard Dawkins, the scientist and outspoken atheist, speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about terrorism, and how the world has changed since he first began talking about his opposition to religion.

Civilians Trapped As Philippine Military Launches Airstrikes On ISIS-Allied Group

Soldiers have been fighting ISIS-allied militants in the southern Philippine city of Marawi. The city has been under siege and thousands of civilians are trapped.

Trump's Trip Abroad: Takeaways

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Molly Ball of The Atlantic about what the president accomplished on first trip abroad, the latest reports on Russia connections, and the president's budget.

In Mexico, A Last-Ditch Effort To Save The Vaquita, On The Verge Of Extinction

There are only 30 of the small porpoise left, due to over-fishing in the waters of the Gulf of California. Efforts to save the vaquita have pitted environmentalists against fishermen.

In Manchester, Libyan Community Grapples With Impact Of Suicide Bombing

The Libyan community in Manchester, England, is struggling to understand how one of its own killed 22 people in a suicide bombing on Monday night.

At Least 28 Dead, Many Wounded, After Attack On Christians In Egypt

There was another deadly attack on Christians in Egypt Friday as gunmen opened fire on two buses taking worshippers to mass. At least 28 people were killed in the attack.

President Trump Attends Meeting Of G-7 Leaders In Italy

President Trump is in Italy for a meeting of G-7 countries. Aides say he's listening and learning from America's allies and his views on climate change are "evolving."

At Beirut's First Pride Week, A Chance To Celebrate — And Take Stock Of Challenges

In Lebanon, the LGBT community has made important strides in recent years. But activists say there's still much to be done to achieve equal rights. The first Beirut Pride week was earlier this month.

In Europe, World Leaders Try To Change Trump's Mind On Climate Change

It was eight against one, at a table in Italy on Friday: Six heads of state and two EU representatives, arguing with the U.S. president about the urgency of committing to the Paris climate accord.

'I Was Shocked By Freedom': Defectors Reflect On Life In North Korea

Now in Seoul, North Korean defectors recall life inside one of the world's most secretive regimes, talking of brainwashing, required military service — and the jolt of seeing the outside world.

After 2016 Assault, A Coptic Christian Grandmother In Egypt Fights For Justice

Friday's deadly assault was the latest attack against the Coptic Christian minority. A 70-year-old woman who was stripped and dragged through the streets last year is pursuing justice in court.

Monsoon-Triggered Mudslides, Floods In Sri Lanka Kill More Than 90 People

Evacuations are underway, with helicopters and boats trying to reach stranded communities. More than 100 more people are missing, the country's disaster management center says.

Attack On Coptic Christians Kills At Least 28 In Egypt

"Those traitors breached all the religious principles and humanitarian values," says Egypt's Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam.

In Southern India, The Spirit Of Ramadan Is Served In A Bowl Of Porridge

To break the fast at sunset, mosques distribute nombu kanji, a lightly spiced rice and lentil porridge, to worshipers and the poor. The meal epitomizes the Muslim holy month's spirit of giving.

In Egypt, Gunmen Open Fire On Coptic Christians

The attack occurred in Minya, a province some 160 miles south of Cairo where many of Egypt's Christians live.

Attack On Coptic Christians Kills At Least 26 In Egypt

The attack occurred in Minya, a province some 160 miles south of Cairo where many of Egypt's Christians live.

Attack On Coptic Christians Kills At Least 24 In Egypt

The attack occurred in Minya, a province some 160 miles south of Cairo where many of Egypt's Christians live.

Humanitarian Groups: Libya's Coast Guard Is Interfering With Migrant Rescues

Rachel Martin talks to Marcela Kreey of Doctors Without Borders about the dozens of migrants who drowned trying to reach Europe this week. The Libyan Coast Guard is accused of robbing migrants.

Have U.S. Leaks On Manchester's Bombing Damaged Relations With Britain?

British officials are fuming about U.S. leaks of the terror probe. Rachel Martin talks to Matt Tait, CEO of U.K.-based Capital Alpha Security, who says the close intelligence relationship has soured.

Manchester Bombing Probe Focuses On Libya And ISIS' Presence There

Steve Inskeep talks to Sudarsan Raghavan, the Cairo bureau chief for The Washington Post, about the links between the Manchester suicide bomber and Libya.

Battle To Wrest ISIS From Iraqi City Of Mosul Enters More Intense Phase

Iraqi forces say they're closing in on the final ISIS-held neighborhoods of Mosul. But the question of how to deal with civilians there looms large.

WATCH: Impromptu Song Shows Manchester's Resilience

People in a crowd raised their voices in spontaneous song after a minute of silence to honor 22 concertgoers killed in a bombing on Monday.

Iraqi Refugee Empowers Youth To Share Their Stories With 'Narratio'

After Ahmed Badr and his family fled the Iraq War, he used writing to grapple with his experience as a refugee in the U.S. He founded the website Narratio so other youth could share their stories.

After Brief Deployment, Brazilian Troops Recalled From Streets Of Capital

Brazil's embattled President Michel Temer mobilized members of the military amid clashes between police and protesters calling for his ouster. By midday Thursday, he had revoked his deployment order.

British Police Suspend Intelligence Sharing With U.S. After Leaks

Britain has suspended intelligence sharing with the U.S. on the Manchester attack after information was leaked to the press. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with former National Coordinator for Security Richard Clarke on how this leak affects relations between the two countries.

Former U.S. Ambassador Responds To Trump's Rhetoric On NATO

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Gen. Douglas Lute, who was the U.S. ambassador to NATO until January, about Trump's visit to NATO, and how his comments square with his past statements about the alliance.

President Trump Meets NATO Leaders In Belgium

President Trump has had a fraught relationship with NATO dating back to his days as a candidate. Thursday he appeared with NATO leaders in Belgium and lectured them on not paying their fair share.

Pentagon Reveals Results Of Probe Into Deadly Mosul Airstrike

The Pentagon quietly disclosed the results of its investigation into a deadly airstrike in March that killed more than 100 civilians in Mosul, Iraq. A small American bomb ignited "a large amount of explosive material" that ISIS fighters had hidden in the house.

Police Investigate Manchester Bombing Suspect's Connection To Libya

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with reporter Suliman Ali Zway about the suspected Manchester bomber's roots in Libya and the status of the Islamic State in that country.

Manchester Holds Memorial For Victims Of Concert Suicide Bombing

The people of Manchester, England, stood in silence Thursday morning to remember the victims of Monday's suicide bombing. Meanwhile, the police are no longer sharing information about their investigation with U.S. colleagues, following a series of leaks to the American media.

In NATO Speech, Trump Scolds Leaders But Doesn't Recommit To Defense Pledge

At a dedication for two memorials, President Trump told gathered NATO leaders that it was "not fair" to U.S. taxpayers for NATO countries to spend less than they pledged on their own national defense.

Trump's Proposed Budget Would Cut $2.2 Billion From Global Health Spending

The administration wants to reduce the current $8.7 billion global health budget by about 26 percent. Family planning programs would be the hardest hit.

As Trump Slams NATO Allies, Obama Defends 'International Order'

Former President Obama spoke to a large crowd in Berlin Thursday, calling for a renewal of the international order. His message was in sharp contrast to President Trump's policy of "America First."

Google A.I. Clinches Series Against Humanity's Last, Best Hope To Win At Go

Ke Jie is a wunderkind — the 19-year-old undisputed master of what might well be the world's most complex game. And he just soundly lost a best-of-three series to an artificial intelligence program.

British Police Decry Apparent U.S. Leaks Of Manchester Attack Evidence

Information and photos related to the Manchester investigation have been published in the U.S. press. British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would raise the issue with President Trump.

Pentagon Blames 105 Civilian Deaths From Mosul Strike On 'Secondary Explosion'

The Pentagon has released its report on an airstrike in Mosul that left at least 105 civilians dead, saying ISIS had put explosives in the building that was hit.

A Proposed New Tax, Mainly On Latinos, To Pay For Trump's Border Wall

It's called the Border Wall Funding Act of 2017. And it would place a new tax on money being wired to Latin America and the Caribbean.

Trump Avoids Major Slips On International Religious Tour

Trump's trip "was a kabuki dance through a minefield," one analyst said. "Any president would have difficulty handling it."

Report On U.S. Airstrike That Killed Civilians In Mosul To Be Released Thursday

The Pentagon reportedly believes a building where scores of civilians died after a U.S. airstrike in Mosul was either used to store bombs or rigged with explosives.

A Proposed New Tax, Mainly On Latinos, To Pay For Trump's Border Wall

It's called "The Border Wall Funding Act of 2017." And it would place a new tax on money being wired to Latin America and the Caribbean.

British Police Say Manchester Bomber Was Part Of A Larger Network

U.K. law enforcement continues to expand its investigation of the Manchester bombing, and says the bomber likely was part of a larger network.

Girl Dragged Into Water By Sea Lion Treated For 'Seal Finger' Infection

The Canadian girl received a superficial wound and is being treated for a possible bacterial infection. Marine life experts warned she could be at risk for a rare infection known as seal finger.

What We Know About The Suspect In The Manchester Arena Bombing

Authorities have identified the suicide bomber as Salman Abedi, 22, a British national whose father comes from Libya. Police say Abedi received help with Monday's attack on an Ariana Grande concert.

Remembering The Victims Of The Manchester Arena Attack

Monday night's attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, left 22 people dead. Friends, family and schools have begun reporting their names.

President Trump Meets Pope Francis At The Vatican

President Trump had an audience with the Pope Wednesday. The two men could not be more different on matters of style and substance.

British Authorities Continue Investigation Into Manchester Arena Bombing

As more of the victims of Monday's suicide bombing in Manchester are identified, an intense police investigation into the bomber's background and contacts continues.

Everest Death Toll Rises To 10 This Season After 4 More Climbers Found Dead

The bodies were discovered in tents by Nepalese Sherpas at Camp IV, the camp closest to the summit of the world's tallest mountain. The victims have not yet been identified.

After Botched Raid, Philippines Tries To Reclaim A City Under Siege

With an island under martial law and civilians escaping Marawi City, which is occupied by ISIS-linked militants, President Rodrigo Duterte struck a hard line Wednesday: "If you fight us you will die."